Tropical system departs, but dangerous rip currents still possible, National Weather Service says

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Even though the tropical weather system Claudette has moved away from the coast, swimmers still need to be aware of possibly dangerous ocean conditions, according to authorities.

Strong south to north longshore current and moderate RIP currents are expected, the National Weather Service said Monday morning. Myrtle Beach authorities posted a double red flag advisory on Sunday as Claudette approached the coast, meaning no one was allowed into the ocean because of dangerous conditions.

“We should be back to normal today, but if conditions change they can always make the call for a double red flag day,” Myrtle Beach Fire Captain Jonathan Evans said. “We still ask people to use caution while in the water, especially at high tide.”

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